Following the intervention of the Public Complaints Commission (PCC), Professor Cyril Ndifon, the University of Calabar
Dean Accused of Sexually Harassing Female Law Students has been suspended from office by the University.
In a statement issued by the university’s management on Thursday, Florence Obi, the vice chancellor, authorised the immediate removal of Ndifon as Dean, suspended, and prohibited him from entering the school’s premises except on invitation while a panel was being set up to investigate the allegations against him.
Ndifon is being accused by female law students of the university of soliciting sex in exchange for grades and being vindictive towards students who rejected his sexual advances, an allegation the Professor has dismissed as false and vindictive.
The statement said the Vice Chancellor “is not satisfied” with the embattled Dean’s explanations to her query and therefore directed him to hand over all University property in his possession, including all official responsibilities he presently handled, to the Sub-Dean of the Faculty before vacating office as Dean, Faculty of Law.
The suspension takes effect from Thursday 17th August, 2023 the release disclosed.
Recall that the Public Complaints Commission through it’s Federal Commissioner, Cross Rivers State, Hon. Obi Steve Owan had in a swift response to the protest by the students of the University intervened in matter and met with the students, the suspended Dean and the University Vice Chancellor in a bid to ensure that justice is served on the matter and restore peace and normalcy in the University.
Extermination of sex for marks and other forms of sexual harassments and administrative injustices are within core mandates of the Commission.